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Homelessness Protester Attacked Outside City Hall


Activist Michael Withey is scheduled this Wednesday to present Portland City Council with a six-point plan to end homelessness, including more campgrounds.

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013 by AARON MESH

Oregonian Getting Booted from City Hall Office


Portland officials are making more changes in how they use City Hall—and this time, it's The Oregonian getting kicked out of the building.

The newspaper will be displaced from its rented first-floor office on Oct. 31, according to a city memo.
The Oregonian's office, which currently houses City Hall reporter Brad Schmidt, will be turned into meeting spac...   More
Thursday, August 29, 2013 by AARON MESH

Metro President Tom Hughes Says He'll Seek Reelection


Metro President Tom Hughes says he is seeking reelection, making him one of the first local candidates to plant a flag in next year's races.

In his first three years atop the regional planning agency, Hughes, the former mayor of Hillsboro, championed a successful campaign for a $10 million property-tax levy to    More
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 by AARON MESH

Only City Hall Food Cart Leaves, Citing Harassment

UPDATE: Fuego Burrito manager says he finds political heat "burdensome."


The first and only food cart to set up shop in the plaza of City Hall has left, citing slow business and harassment by homeless protesters.

Mayor Charlie Hales' office confirmed Fuego Burritos had left the City Hall picnic area set up by the mayor last month to    More
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 by AARON MESH

Pearl District Neighborhood Association Doesn't Want Homeless Camp Under Broadway Bridge


The Pearl District Neighborhood Association has sent a letter to City Commissioner Amanda Fritz, objecting to her plan to relocate homeless camp Right 2 Dream Too under the Broadway Bridge.

WW reported Tuesday that the camp's lawyer, Mark Kramer, said the city told him last night that    More
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 by AARON MESH

Hydro Clogs

An inventory of items found in the Mount Tabor reservoirs in the past five years.

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It’s not merely activists who occupy the city’s reservoirs.  The scenic pools on Mount Tabor and in Washington Park are home to other items as well. Ducks, mostly, floating on the city�   More
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 AARON MESH

Hotseat: Tom Fahey

The Siltronic VP aims to lower his company’s water rates and unseat Nick Fish.

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Tom Fahey is so steamed about his company’s water bill, he’s fomenting revolution. Fahey is vice president of human resources for Siltronic, a German semiconductor manufacturer that is the c   More
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 AARON MESH

Somebody Found the Perfect Compromise to Portland's Water Wars: Fluoride-Pooping Ducks


The fluoride fight may be over (fluoride lost, FYI), but the parody pages keep on coming.

During the bitter fight over ballot measure 26-151, which would have fluoridated Portland water supply, both sides of the debate    More
Friday, August 23, 2013 by AARON MESH

Think Globally, Tax Locally

The mayor’s plan for “carbon taxes” aims to take money from a familiar pocket—yours.

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In June, Portland Mayor Charlie Hales told a visiting environmental delegation from the United Nations his city would be a leader in fighting global warming. “We must redouble our efforts to   More
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 AARON MESH

City of Portland Sues Roseburg Toilet Company Over Lookalike Loo


The City of Portland is suing a Roseburg company for copyright infringement for selling a knockoff Portland Loo.

The city sued Romtec, Inc., a restroom manufacturer 178 miles south of Portland, in U.S. District Court yesterday for trademark violation on Portland's patented public toilet.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013 by AARON MESH

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